CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Leo Trujillo

Councilmember Hilda Zacarías

 

 

City Manager Tim Ness

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Patricia Perez

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 5, 2008

6:30 P.M.

 

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.  By listing a topic on this agenda, the City Council has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item.  In addition to any action identified in the summary description of each item, the action that may be taken by the City Council shall include:  a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; authorization to enter into negotiations and execute agreements pertaining to the item; adoption or approval; and disapproval.  Items not on the agenda may not be discussed or acted upon except under emergency circumstances.  (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, 110 East Cook Street, Room 3, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the City Council after distribution of the Agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk and the Library.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk’s Office will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

 

The City of Santa Maria welcomes orderly participation at its meetings from all members of the public.  Orderly participation means speaking only on items of City business or on subjects within the City’s control.  Though the City Council wants to hear your concerns and values your input, it is inappropriate to defame, yell, or use profane language.  All cellular telephones and pagers are to be turned off or set to vibrate, and signs are not to be displayed in a manner which violates the rights of others or prevents others from watching or fully participating in the Council meeting.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 36813, the Mayor is authorized to prohibit such conduct, up to and including ordering anyone that disrupts the meeting to be removed from the City Council Chambers.

 

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call (800) 735-2929.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307.  This equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons.  To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, extension 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting.  Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.

 


INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:    

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

ROLL CALL:                        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.           Proclamation declaring the week of August 10-16, 2008, as:

 

NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging residents to recognize the important contributions of Community Health Centers of the Central Coast in safeguarding the health and improving the quality of life for all people in the Central Coast.

 

 

2.      PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES):

 

The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and provide it to City Staff PRIOR TO this part of the agenda.  This assists the Clerk in accurately preparing the minutes of the meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on Consent Agenda items, Closed Session items, or matters not otherwise scheduled on this agenda.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on matters not on the printed agenda at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion and decisions on important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent the type of public input necessary to make governmental decisions.

 

 

3.      CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council approval without discussion as a single agenda item in order to expedite the meeting.  The Consent Calendar is approved by roll call vote with one motion.  These items are discussed only on request of Councilmembers.  Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar items during the Public Comment Period.

 

SHOULD A COUNCILMEMBER WISH TO DISCUSS OR DISAPPROVE ANY ITEM, it must be dropped from the blanket motion of approval and considered as a separate item.

 

ROLL CALL:      Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK:

 

A.     Recommendation of City Staff to waive the reading in full of all ORDINANCES and RESOLUTIONS.  Ordinances on the Consent Agenda will be adopted by the same vote cast at the first meeting, unless City Council indicates otherwise.

 

B.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the MINUTES of the Regular City Council Meeting of July 15, 2008.

 

a.      Minutes to be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

C.    Payment of WARRANTS.

 

a.      To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified as being in conformity with the budget and having been approved for payment by the Director of   Administrative Services.

 

D.    Payment of PAYROLL.

 

a.      To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified by the proper Department Heads, as shown on records on file in the Department of Administrative Services, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Administrative Services.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for Garibaldi’s Restaurant, located at 229 Town Center West, Suite A-17, to allow entertainment in the form of Mariachi bands, live entertainment, disc-jockey music, live music, and dancing subject to certain conditions.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-120 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for Garibaldi’s Restaurant.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2008-14 by title only and adopt the Ordinance rezoning property for the Sharer Brothers Project located at the northeast corner of South Blosser Road and Boone Street from 6.2 acres of CM (Commercial Manufacturing) to 1.35 acres of PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) and 4.85 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial).

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-14 to be adopted.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-15 by title only and adopt the Ordinance amending Chapter 26 of Title 12 pertaining to intrusions, like patio covers, into yards.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-15 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Elevation General Engineering Contractors, for BID NO. 2009/04, Street Reconstruction-West Creston/Marlberry Street/Palmetto Drive in the amount of $369,124.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-121 to be adopted approving the agreement with Elevation General Engineering Contractors.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS for Bid No. 2009/05, Alvin Elementary “Safe Routes to School” Improvements.

 

a.      Approval to call for bids to be granted.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council introduce an ordinance setting SPEED LIMITS on McClelland Street between Cook Street on the north and Jones Street on the south at 25 miles per hour and on East Main Street between Suey Road on the west and the easterly City-limit line on the east at 45 miles per hour.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-16 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution ratifying an agreement with Golder Associates Incorporated, and authorizing the Director of Utilities to execute the agreement for preparation of a Joint Technical Document for the City of Santa Maria Integrated Waste Management Facility-Los Flores Ranch.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-122 to be adopted ratifying the Professional Services Agreement with Golder Associates Incorporated.

 


REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      POLICY DECISION AND APPOINTMENTS TO BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider a policy issue raised by Mayor Pro Tem Orach at the last meeting regarding paid staff of non-profit organizations serving on the Block Grants Advisory Committee and then make appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee. 

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.      Discuss a policy issue and determine if paid staff of non-profit organizations should be allowed to serve on the Block Grants Advisory Committee.

 

c.      Appoint five members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.   Applications were received from:

 

Dennis Carter (Incumbent)                     Previously appointed by Councilmember Orach

Edgar Cifuentes (Incumbent)                 Previously appointed by Councilmember Patino

      Bodil Cudd (Incumbent)                          Previously appointed by Councilmember Trujillo

      Robert Dickerson (Incumbent)               Previously appointed by Mayor Lavagnino

      Wanda McDonald

      Laura Mohajer

      Justin Randall

      Alesia Yglesias    

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

5.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2007, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2008.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

6.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2007, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2008, AND THE 2009 MARKETING PLAN.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch and Gina Keough, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

7.      a resolution opposing PROPOSED State budget decisions. Council is requested to adopt a resolution opposing fiscally irresponsible State budget decisions that would directly have a negative financial impact on the City.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (City Manager)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-123 to be adopted opposing fiscally irresponsible State budget decisions that would negatively impact the City.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:     The City Council will recess to a Closed Session to discuss:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - regarding EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          This meeting will be adjourned in memory of Joe Hagerman who passed away on July 16, 2008.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THURSDAYS AND ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 6:30 P.M.  COUNCIL MEETING VIDEOS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE.  YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS PUBLIC MEETING MAY RESULT IN THE RECORDING AND BROADCAST OF YOUR IMAGE AND/OR VOICE.

 

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION MADE ON A MATTER ON THIS AGENDA IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED ON THIS AGENDA, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 19TH MEETING IS AUGUST 7, 2008.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Aug 6, 2008

City Council Chamber

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Aug 11, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Aug 12, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Aug 12, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Aug 12, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Aug 14, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Aug 18, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.